Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cream Cheese Mints

Recipe adapted from: Reeves Danter


  • 4oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 1/4 cups Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Peppermint Extract
  • Food Coloring
  • Granulated Sugar

Mix cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, peppermint extract and food coloring until VERY smooth. Put into piping bag. Pipe thumb nail size drops into bowl full of granulated sugar (I did 4 drops at a time). Roll them in granulated sugar. If using molds, coat the molds in sugar then press balls into them to shape. Drop the molded pieces out onto wax paper that has a coating of granulated sugar on it. If making them into free form "pillow" shapes, after rolling them in the sugar, place them on wax paper that has granulated sugar on it. Allow to dry for at least 24 hours. Store in air tight container once completely dry.


It may seem like you're using a lot of granulated sugar, but really it acts like flour so the mints don't stick. The mixture is really really sticky so you have to be careful to really coat the droplets in sugar. Make sure when you're rolling them to get your hands really dry. After about 8 hour of drying you can carefully flip them over to dry a little more on the other side. Serve them in a pretty dish. Can be made in any color. I made pink and blue for a baby shower.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw

Recipe adapted from: E-meals 

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced 
  • 1/2 tablespoon Creole seasoning 
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cilantro Mojo Seasoning (Tupperware)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
  • 10 oz bag rainbow slaw mix
  • ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro 
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and minced 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 
  • 1 teaspoon honey 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • 10-count package taco size flour tortillas 
  • Pico de gallo
  • Sour Cream

Sprinkle chicken with Creole & Cilantro Mojo seasonings. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook, stirring frequently, for 6 minutes, or until cooked through. Combine coleslaw mix, cilantro, jalapenos, lime juice, honey, and salt in a bowl. Serve chicken, pico, sour cream and slaw on tortillas.


The original recipe calls for 1 Tablespoon of Creole seasoning, but I just love the Mojo seasoning so much I had to use it. I was also surprised how much I liked the slaw. I didn't think it was going to have enough liquid but it really was very good and was not too spicy. I made the slaw in advance to let the ingredients marry before serving. I served this with Spanish rice.